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Old 06-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #241
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I suppose you could fix the situation by getting up and pushing the button for her.

You're absolutely right! Now, if you could just get her to stay in bed until I wake up...

This morning all went well. She prepped her My K-Cup last night with her own coffee and successfully brewed her coffee this morning.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:34 PM   #242
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You're absolutely right! Now, if you could just get her to stay in bed until I wake up...

This morning all went well. She prepped her My K-Cup last night with her own coffee and successfully brewed her coffee this morning.

Good deal.. I suppose any new technology has a learning curve.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:37 PM   #243
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You're absolutely right! Now, if you could just get her to stay in bed until I wake up...

This morning all went well. She prepped her My K-Cup last night with her own coffee and successfully brewed her coffee this morning.
And there was much rejoicing.

Question for the Keurig veterans: I found a packet containing a Keurig water filter that I have yet to install. Am I supposed to? Does it make a difference?
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:00 PM   #244
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It can't hurt. You have to soak and rinse it then put it into the holder and snap it in place. Not sure if it's necessary. Depends on your water.

The Keurig website wants $25 for 6.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:12 PM   #245
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I use a Cuisinart drip coffee maker and either Folgers or Maxwell House, whichever is on sale. That's where my tastes lie at the moment. The coffee was getting kind of bitter so I cleaned the machine and replaced the filter. Now it tastes like crap Using the same amount of coffee the flavor is too weak, like water. And one extra scoop makes it taste plain nasty. Not really bitter, just bad. Not like coffee at all. The fact that I've made a couple pots that taste very weak has me ruling out that it picked up some kind of taste from cleaning the machine, otherwise the bad taste should be even stronger. Plus I was very thorough in rinsing it.

I guess my next option is to open a new can of coffee and see if that helps, but I've never had coffee go bad before, so I have my doubts if that is the problem. I just wasn't sure if it could be something I overlooked. You've got hot water and you've got grounds, what more is there? Could the water be running through the machine too quickly or something? Do machines go bad without something noticeable breaking and they simply start brewing bad coffee?

And I am doing my best to not let this be the reason to jump into a fancier machine
May I suggest that you store the coffee in the freezer when you've opened a new pack? Ground coffee starts to go downhill as soon as it's exposed to air so an airtight container (Lock & Lock or Tupperware) in the freezer keeps it in good condition and tasting better for longer. You can use it straight from the freezer.

I was given this tip many years ago from the horse's mouth ie an employee of Whittards of Chelsea, the coffee merchants, and it works.
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So many coffee vendors now recommend not freezing the coffee. Coffee is often sold in foil lined bags with a one way air valve so you can expel air and so coffee gases can escape.
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I've read that if you freeze coffee, every time you take it out of the freezer, there's some condensation, and the moisture from the freeze-thaw cycle makes it deteriorate. We keep our whole beans in the fridge, mostly to keep it out of the way, though it probably has the same condensation issue. With the K-cups, they're all individually packaged and sealed, so it shouldn't be an issue.
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Dawgluver, you don't really need the water filter. You WILL need to descale your Keurig if you don't use distilled water in it though. I do a vinegar soak overnight in the one at work about 2x a year. Make sure when you fill the reservoir with vinegar you run a cup or two through the machine to get it into all the spots inside. Then run LOTS of clear water through before you make coffee that morning.
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Dawgluver, you don't really need the water filter. You WILL need to descale your Keurig if you don't use distilled water in it though. I do a vinegar soak overnight in the one at work about 2x a year. Make sure when you fill the reservoir with vinegar you run a cup or two through the machine to get it into all the spots inside. Then run LOTS of clear water through before you make coffee that morning.
Thanks Alix! I always did that with the other coffeemakers. I told DH to not use tap water. He had a coffee buzz going, not sure he heard me.
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Thanks Alix! I always did that with the other coffeemakers. I told DH to not use tap water. He had a coffee buzz going, not sure he heard me.
I have a Mr Coffe Drip. I am always stunned at all the YUK that comes out in that first cleaning with the vinegar. My biggest problem is cleaning the pot. I just keep making pot after pot and never really looking at it. Then it catches my eye and I am horrified. The next pot has to wait until I clean the pot. Fill it with hot water, a drop of dish liquid and a small glug of bleach. In five minutes, it looks like new.
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